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Pernod Ricard's Beefeater Blood Orange - Product Launch

12 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard is set to launch another flavoured variant of its Beefeater gin brand.

Pernod Ricard focuses on three-year plan as Elliott Management takes fresh swipe - industry data

8 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard has brushed off another attack on its financial governance from activist investor Elliott Management Corp.

Pernod Ricard plan under fire as investor sharpens pencil again - Analysis

8 Feb 2019

There must have been at least a moment of happiness for Pernod Ricard in the wake of its half-year results this week. Sales were strong, up 8%, and though that was largely down to an early Chinese new year, it was yet a further sign of a healthy international spirits category in the wake of Diageo's encouraging numbers last week. A pause for a pat on the back would not have been amiss.

How did Pernod Ricard perform in H1 fiscal-2019? - results data

7 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard has followed Diageo in reporting a high single-digit lift in sales for the first half of its current fiscal-year.

Pernod Ricard uses ink from racist placards to fuel new Absolut campaign - video

4 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard's new global Valentine's Day campaign for the Absolut vodka brand includes limited-edition bottles made with ink extracted from racist and anti-LGBT+ hate signs.

Pernod Ricard launches first corporate campaign, promotes 'conviviality' - video

1 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard has used its debut corporate campaign to defend the concept of 'conviviality', as research shows consumers are less likely to meet with friends face-to-face in the digital age.

Pernod Ricard gives fashion boost to Havana Club with Daily Paper tie-up

1 Feb 2019

Pernod Ricard has teamed Cuban rum Havana Club with streetwear fashion brand Daily Paper.

Pernod Ricard's Mumm Olympe Rosé Champagne - Product Launch

30 Jan 2019

Pernod Ricard has released a new cuvée under its Mumm Champagne brand, created in collaboration with the House's 'chief entertainment officer', Usain Bolt.

What's coming up in white spirits in 2019? - Predictions for the Year Ahead - Comment

29 Jan 2019

Rounding off our category forecasts for 2019 is Richard Woodard, who will guide us through his thoughts on what will shape the white spirits categories over the coming month.

Where are all the female CEOs? Ask again in 2029 - Comment

29 Jan 2019

Last year saw a raft of CEOs from global drinks firms announce their intentions to either move on or retire. As the stories unfolded, it became clear that those of us hoping for more female leaders in the industry would potentially have to wait another ten years.

Choosing between beer & spirits in 2019, my drinks stock of the year and activist investors - The just-drinks Analyst

24 Jan 2019

Our resident analyst is back, in 2019! Ian Shackleton will share with us his investor perspective on the drinks industry throughout the year. This month's take sees Ian picking a favourite between beer and spirits, announcing his 'Stock to Watch' of 2019 and warning of the disruptive effects on a company from an activist investor.

Pernod Ricard names Absolut's Craig Johnson as new GTR marketing head

24 Jan 2019

Pernod Ricard has appointed a new marketing head for its Travel Retail unit.

Pernod Ricard slashes headcount in South Korea

23 Jan 2019

Pernod Ricard is to cut more than half of its staff in South Korea as the French drinks group overhauls its strategy in the country amid shrinking whisky sales.

What will be Pernod Ricard's priorities for the years ahead? - Analysis

18 Jan 2019

As part of just-drinks' deep-dive into the trends that have driven Pernod Ricard's performance over the past five years, news & insights editor Andy Morton considers the areas that will be important for the group in the coming years.

Replacing plastic "not an environmental panacea", warns engineering group

17 Jan 2019

Replacing plastic packaging with more environmentally-friendly alternatives will not solve the global plastic crisis, an international engineering firm has warned.

Pernod Ricard offloads wine brands, vineyards in Argentina

15 Jan 2019

Pernod Ricard has confirmed the sale of a raft of wine assets in Argentina to Chile’s VSPT Wine Group.

Where will the future take Tequila & mezcal? - Research in Focus

11 Jan 2019

The long-term success story for Tequila looks set to continue in the years ahead, but there are challenges looming. Clouds on the horizon include the ongoing agave shortage and the category's ever-increasing reliance on the US market.

Pernod Ricard unveils "tactile" Jameson bottle designed for bartender hands

9 Jan 2019

Pernod Ricard has said its overhauled Jameson bottle has a new base that makes it more "memorable" for batenders to hold.

Pernod Ricard Performance Trends 2014-2018 - results data

8 Jan 2019

In late-August, Pernod Ricard released its full-year results for fiscal-2018. The group saw its sales in the 12 months to the end of June rise by 6% in organic terms on the year prior. Here, just-drinks picks through Pernod's performance over the past five years for the trends set to affect the group, specifically, and the global spirits category, more broadly.

UFC entry to spirits ring has lessons for industry and its celebrity infatuation - Comment

8 Jan 2019

September was a big month for spirits and the combat sport known as mixed-martial arts, or MMA. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the biggest promoter in MMA, signed its first vodka partnership, with Nemiroff. A few days later Heaven Hill Brands came onboard with UFC through a partnership for its Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum.

Responsible drinking issues around the world - The IARD Digest - December 2018

21 Dec 2018

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, looks at what's going on in-market to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society.

The spirits category in 2019 - just-drinks predicts

20 Dec 2018

In just-drinks' spirits review of 2018, we looked back at the year just passed. But, what is in store for 2019? We take a look into our crystal ball to predict the biggest news and trends for the year ahead.

The spirits category in 2018 - just-drinks' Review of the Year, Part III - FREE TO ACCESS

19 Dec 2018

As the year draws to a close, just-drinks takes a look back at the stories that have made the headlines across the global drinks industry over the last 12 months. Here, deputy editor Lucy Britner picks out the highs and lows for the spirits category.

Pernod Ricard targets Africa with Jumia e-commerce stake purchase

18 Dec 2018

Pernod Ricard has bought into African e-commerce company Jumia in a move designed to improve the group's distribution across the continent.

Should Pernod Ricard dump wine and bunk up with Brown-Forman? - Analysis

14 Dec 2018

It's been a tough week for Pernod Ricard. On Wednesday, activist investor Elliott Management, which has built up a 2.5% stake in the French drinks group, took aim at several aspects of the business. In turn, Pernod was moved to issue a 700-word statement, defending both its financial record and its family values.

Pernod Ricard's Ballantine’s Warming Spices Edition - Product Launch

13 Dec 2018

Pernod Ricard has launched a limited-time 21-year-old Ballantine's into Travel Retail that has strong flavours of spiced herbs.

Pernod Ricard hits back at activist investor swipe

12 Dec 2018

Pernod Ricard has defended its financial record after an activist investor called for the company to sharpen up or continue to lose out to its competitors.

Pernod Ricard pushes back Opn cocktail maker release to 2019 - just-drinks EXCLUSIVE

6 Dec 2018

Pernod Ricard has delayed the launch of its Opn home cocktail maker until the first half of next year.

Pernod Ricard links up with at-home service Cocktail Courier

3 Dec 2018

Pernod Ricard has partnered with a US mail-order cocktail kit firm to help consumers mix their own Jameson cocktails.

Irish Distillers' Red Spot Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey - Product Launch

14 Nov 2018

Pernod Ricard's Irish Distillers unit has released a single pot still whiskey under the Spot brand.

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